When a person old enough to be responsible
for a crime? This question needs to be investigated because the current law is
not good enough.
The law at present protects children aged
between ten years and four years from being punished for committing crimes. It
is believed that children under fourteen years are too young to realize the
seriousness of their crimes. Mr. Stephen Scarlett, head of the NSW Children’s
Court, describes how clever young offenders use this defense, saying that they
are too young to understand that they have broken the law. Mr. Scarlett, an
expert on this subject, states that the age should be dropped from fourteen to
twelve years. I agree with this.
Teenagers these days are far more
sophisticated than those in the past. The law should recognize this. In a
recent survey some people suggested that the age for being responsible for a
crime should be dropped to eight years old. This, I feel, is too young.
Fourteen, however, is too old. Is there anyone who believes that a
fourteen-year-old does not know that it is against the law to steal or
vandalize property? By the age of twelve, children are aware of what is legal
and what is not.
Public pressure creates change. It is now up
to the public to put pressure on the government to change the age at which a
person may be held responsible for a crime from fourteen years to twelve years.
Out of date laws have no place in a modern society, especially one that needs
people to be responsible for their actions.
What does the text above
When a person is old
enough to be responsible for a crime
When a person is being
punished for committing crimes
When children are too
young to be responsible for a crime
When a person is too old
to be responsible for a crime
When do teenagers realize
the seriousness of their crimes
In what age are the children
protected by the present law from being punished for committing crimes?
Ten years old
Fourteen years old
Ten to fourteen years old
Eight years old
Twelve years old
In what paragraph do we find
the recommendation of the text above…..
In the first paragraph
In the second paragraph
In the third paragraph
In the fourth paragraph
In the fifth paragraph
The part of the text which
states what ought or ought not to happen is called…..
“Teenagers these days are
far more sophisticated than those in the past.
The word “those” refer to…..
What type of genre does the
text belong to?
a. Analytical exposition
b. Hortatory exposition
“Mr. Scarlett, an expert on
this subject, states that the age should be dropped from fourteen to twelve
years. I agree with this.”
The underlined sentence expresses…..